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Kitchen on Prescription: socially prescribed healthcare

8 July 2015

The aim of Kitchen on Prescription is to create a 'socially prescribed' healthcare intervention that enables healthcare professionals to refer people with a long term condition to a motivational healthy eating cooking course.

Throughout 2015 the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine has been collaborating with a variety of community food education professionals and organisations in the coordination of the Kitchen on Prescription project, with significant support from Bristol Green Capital. This project has involved a wide variety of activities including the development of an academic feasibility study in collaboration with the University of Bristol, private and public events during Bristol Food Connections and Eat Drink Bristol Fashion in May, and the delivery of a pilot cooking course in Southmead.

On Friday 16 October 2015 during Healthy City Week, an event will give professionals and members of the public interested in how food affects our health the opportunity to learn more about the initiative, and to share views on how it can best be rolled out across the city.

The event will include presentations from Bristol's cooking education providers, cooking lesson demonstrations, and two roundtable discussions including key experts in the area of healthy eating and behaviour change.

If you would like to learn more about the intervention or this event please contact the project lead Liz McCarthy on

Kitchen on Prescription: socially prescribed healthcare
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